A woman had a date in a restaurant with a man she had met on a dating app. However, on their date, she argued with him after he played a game with their server’s tip.
When the waitress came to take their order, the guy announced that he had come up with a weird “game” that would determine how much tip the waiter would get.
“Our waitress comes to ask us what we want to order. I say what I want and wave to him so he can order. He orders then pulls what I think is about $15 off the table. He says ‘This is your tip. Every time you get it wrong, I take a little bit out of it,” the woman shared on Reddit.
This put pressure on the waitress as she got quite nervous and made mistakes throughout the night.
“She must have been new too, as she spilled glasses on our table that night, gave us the wrong food and overall just seemed lost. He took home $13.
The woman wondered why her date was doing this and why he even thought it was a good idea.
“He said it was the best way to provide ‘good service’. When I disagreed, he said, ‘I can’t always be nice to these people, that’s not a respectable job”.
The guy thought what he did was right and best to receive good service from the restaurant employees. However, the woman did not agree with him at all. Gambling with someone’s livelihood is never a good idea for anyone.
The woman called the waitress and tipped her $20 when paying for the meal.
“Later that night he asked why I tipped him despite his poor service and I told him it was because he decided to treat his livelihood like it was a game. “
The guy rebutted saying the woman was wrong to do that and the waitress will never improve her service. “He said because of me she would never improve her serve and that I’m just a people pleaser.”
After their date, the woman blocked the man and wanted nothing to do with him. However, she took to Reddit to ask people if they thought she was wrong for reacting the way she did.
Netizens said the man was a bad person.
It was quite obvious to everyone that the woman had done nothing wrong even though the waitress had made a few mistakes. People were strongly emphasizing that the guy was wrong and that he didn’t respect other people.
One user said, “As a former server, if this had happened to me, I would have done everything I could to give them the worst service possible… Because it’s not about trying to get good service. It’s about trying to put servers down and showing them that you think you’re better than them.
Another user said: ‘It’s absolutely disgusting to treat people this way. Servers earn far less than minimum wage and they and the company rely on tips to make up the difference.
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Another user wrote, “Good people don’t do what he did. And every job must be respected. If he doesn’t want to respect his servers, he shouldn’t go out to eat.
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Sanika Nalgirkar, MFA is a writer and editorial intern at YourTango who writes about entertainment and current affairs, lifestyle and pop culture.